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. >> continue to be punishing, mainly by the government but also by. such crimes must not go unpunished. >> for his part the president in the midst of a bruising election battle ended with from his last campaign thanking lib yans who marched against the mob adding the rising tide of liberty will not be reversed. stay si, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney found himself a few kind words today from former president bill clinton. romney appeared at clinton global initiative conference in new york. praised romney for his efforts to persuade other republicans to support the program. romney joked a few words can go a long way democratic national convention. >>> in election 2012 news tonight where members register, that is the message going out across the nation today. voter national voter registration day in barbara lee took part in a registration drive. also spoke autoagainst some voter id laws. police said hiring a photoid could mean as many as five people in 34 states from voting. >>> u v berkeley organization online voter registration. this is the first
tens of thousands flock out today to protest the government's measures. violence outside the parliament building. protest the government's recent frement to enact their $15 billion in spending cuts to meet the demands of own leaders. >>> continued unrest as we see again. the dow lost 24 points, nasdaq fell 24. >>> san francisco takes the title for the best city in the country. its world class restaurants, large education in classes improve the economy all helped city by the bay earn its top spot from the bloomberg business week best. coming in second, seattle, then washington dc, then boston. portland rounds up 5 education, economic factors, crime, and air quality. >>> a big settlement us davis pepper spray. peaceful protest on campus last year, tells us one student plans to use all of her portions to help others. >> the uc davis quad was peaceful this afternoon, a far cry from november 18th of last year. students engaged in a non-violent protest were pepper sprayed by campus police officers. >> my face was on fire. i felt like my eyes were boiling. it was pretty awful. >> today the uni
-year- old cody allen smith. >>> a group of 19 military veterans is suing is u.s. government. they say more should have been done to help them after they were sexually assaulted. say top military officials didn't do enough for the crimes. >> i have been alone and i have been silent. >> today daniel danielle hoffman is speaking out. >> it's hard to speak out, especially if you are still in the military. but you're not alone and we're fighting for you. >> reporter: she's joining 18 others in a federal lawsuit filed in san francisco today against the current and former u.s. defense secretaries and the -- they claim these high ranking officials knew about the assault problems in the military and didn't do enough to stop the attackers. >> they all endured strikingly similar partners of retall -- patterns of retaliation. >> the treatment of rape victims in the military is so stigmatizing, many would rather die. >> according to the 2000 annual report it estimates 19,000 military sexual assaults but only 3200 reported. that's why pushing the stop act. would push it into an independent panel. >
a hundred people have gathered where government officials and chevron providing community residents with an update on the refinery fire last month. the public meeting started about an hour ago. officials from the epa, contra costa health, emergency services are speaking and chevron representatives will be feelgd questions. police say they hope to learn more about the fire that set toxic smoke into their community. one woman told us she's upset about a federal finding that chevron did not properly monitor a pipe. >> it's a federal position, scandal has broke. i want to know what chevron has to say for themselves. >> earlier today chevron's general manager confirmed that the likely cause of the august 6th fire was pipe corrosion. >>> at least one person has died in a brush fire burning in san diego county. police officials say they found the body of an 82-year-old man. the fire started yesterday near the u.s. border. it's now 40% contain and had still threatenings dozens of other homes. investigators are still looking into what caused it. . >>> parts of contra costa county control bur
a government investigation into charges american express illegally charged late fees, discriminated against some clients and lied about rewards. the company also agreed to pay almost $28 million in fines to regulators including the consumer financial protection bureau. >>> fed chairman ben bernanke today defended policies used to stimulate the economy. he listed other thing that is can be done. >> such as putting the federal budget on a sustainable path. reforming the tax code, improving our educational system supporting technological invasion. and expanding international trade. >> reporter: bernanke also rejected criticism that the federal reserve is laying the ground work for inflation and letting the government run up huge budget deficits. >>> get ktvu news to go now. download the ktvu app, click on the live icon and you can watch all of our newscasts live right there on your mobile device. >>> a bay area man who started an innovative anti poverty program says he is deeply honored to learn he is the winner of a mcarthur genius award. maurice lim miller started the family independence ini
announced its spending plan for the next year calling it budget aid in a time crisis. government ministry faces an average 9% budget cuts and public worker salaries will be frozen. convince creditors that it will continue to reduce an $81 billion deficit. spain may soon seek health from the yur neen central bank. >>> u.s. economic news, first-time unemployment benefits dropped. it's the lowest level we've seen in nine weeks and a sign hiring may be picking up. four-week average new jobs fell to 174,000. the market a double dose of economic news. the dow jones industrial climbed 72 points. nasdaq added 42 points. >>> first step into e-commerce, the new service called gift. memo park company launched gift with select vendors today. new users will be able to click on ipod and send a friend a gift card, chocolates or other real-life presents. it'll also remind you about events such as birthdays or weddings. >>> a week-long celebration will culminate in san francisco tomorrow night. david stevenson tells us how thousands of cyclists are set to take over the streets. >> critical mass cyclists a
of marriage act which defines marriage as between a man and a woman in the eyes of the federal government. if the justices take up the issue arguments wouldn't start until next year with decisions expected by june of next year. >> apple said it sold more than 5 million i-phones in the first three days and while that would be a great thing for most analysts respect that impressed. the 5 is selling so fast many stores have run out and the the new mobile operating system has been down loaded more than 100 million times. still analysts had expected apple to well six million over the weekend. >>> a riot last night at one of the factories in china that makes the phones led to a production shut down there. reports say at least 2,000 were involved. 40 were hurt. the plant had been under investigation from employee conditions and long work hours. it's expected though to reopen tomorrow. information is limited but it appears it started when a security guard struck a worker. >>> apple stock slid t dropped to $690 a share. it's down nine dollars or 1%. last week apple hit a high of $700 a share. >>
of a group of small islands. two weeks ago the japanese government bought the uninhabited islands. and until today taiwan had pretty much stayed out of the dispute. >>> in israel, jews prepared for the holiest day on their calendar. the day of atonment. it began at sun down. jews pray and ask god to forgive their sins and some also fast. >>> six weeks and counting and the polls are counting too. what mitt romney has >>> we have developing news tonight concerning a daring armed robbery of a safeway store in san leandro. it happened around 9:00 tonight. police say the armed robbers got away with an unknown amount of money. there are no reports of anyone being hurt. at the hour the store is closed while police conduct their investigation. >>> the race for president is heating up with just six weeks left until election day. ktvu's rita williams tells us the issue of foreign policy took center stage today but likely won't be the main issue at the first debate next week. >> reporter: in a speech at the united nation, president obama fought violence and extremism. >> today we must declare that thi
in greece protesters toss molotov cocktails at riot police who fire back with tear gas. the greek government has agree today $15 billion in spending cuts, demanded by natural creditors. in syria, two suicide bombs exploded just ten minutes apart outside army headquarters in damascus. at least five people were killed, including an iranian tv reporter. security camera footage showed the first bombing, where a van slowed down, and then exploded. that also may have been a diversion to allow the second bomber to get closer. >>> in uruguay, lawmakers in the chamber of deputies have voted to legalize abortion with a one vote margin. the bill gives women the right to abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. cuba is the only other latin american country with legalized abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. >>> the cyclists efforts were celebrated tonight in fremont. the 6,000-mile journey began in anchorage alaska. the cyclists are on their way to colombia, south carolina. >> compare today what these breast cancer survivers go through in chemotherapy and radiation, what we're doing is noth
that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. >> that audio was a replay of the republican nominees remarks. romney was recorded saying roughly 47% of american households do not pay income taxes. obama campaign says that the words did not need any -- >>> city college has already gone through significant changes. >> reporter: city college students are already feeling the pinch. 700 classes have been cut this year. >> i cannot get the classes that i wanted earlier this year. there's a high demand classes but low supply of courses. >> reporter: but city college must make many more sweeping changes or risk losing its accreditation and possibly closing. >> future of city college is really what is at stake. >> reporter: guillermo villanueva is a counselor who works two jobs. he's concerned about what will happen. >> i'm still concerned about not having a job next year. >> there's a great concern about instability and fewer teachers and fewer teachers to do the work of the whole college. >> reporter: the proposals come after a scathing report in july by the accre
year the bermese government has experienced a shift. >> our country is now in the verge of a new path. i have to keep reminding people that we're just about to start out. that we are not yet along the way. >> reporter: chi has just joined the parliament trying to make change from within. >> we look for people all over the world to help us in our transition to a generally democratic society. >> reporter: today she received both a key to the city and an honorary doctorate from usf. she was able to reach out to the largest burmese community. >> she wants to encourage them to come back, bring their resources, bring their knowledge, bring their skills and help them develop their country. >> we are really witnessing that the community is coming together. >> reporter: meanwhile a small group of protesters gathered demanding she do more for minority rights. it was a subject that she did address. she says she will continue to fight discrimination and fight for democracy. she says her people can learn a lot from san francisco. >> this is chi's first trip to san francisco in more than 40 years.
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